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Scouting Groups Invited to Participate in Harrisburg Holiday Parade

The City of Harrisburg will be holding the annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 23 at 12 pm in Downtown Harrisburg and would love to have local Scouting groups join us. This year’s parade theme is “Winter Wonderland ❄️.” All prospective parade participants are strongly encouraged to have a winter/holiday theme with their entry for...

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Inaugural Scout Quest Coming to Gettysburg National Military Park Nov. 1-3

For generations, members of the Boy Scouts of America have been visiting historic Gettysburg, PA to learn about the fierce three-day Civil War battle between Union and Confederate armies that took place there in 1863.  But there is so much more to experiencing Gettysburg than just learning about what took place on the battlefield that...

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2019 Wizard Safari Merchandise Available for Pre-Order

  The 2019 Wizard Safari will be held on October 11-13 at the Wizard Ranch in Hellam Township, York County and a terrific selection of Safari merchandise and collectibles is now available. We know that Scouts and Scouters enjoy having special clothing items from Scouting events and we think we’ve put together a great line-up of...

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Exclusive Council Shoulder Patch Available for Wizard Safari Staff

Are you thinking about serving on staff for the upcoming Wizard Safari?  Here’s yet another great reason to serve on the Safari event staff. Full-weekend and part-weekend volunteer staff members at the Safari will be receiving this exclusive “Staff Only” Wizard Safari council shoulder patch.  The only way to receive this exclusive CSP will be...

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What Leaders & Parents Think About Our Summer Camps – Listening Sessions 2018

In 2018, representatives from the Council Executive Board, Council Camping and Properties Committee, Camp Strategic Planning Committee, Commissioner Cabinet, and Council Unit Relations Taskforce embarked on engaging unit leaders and parents in discussions about their Scouting experiences in the New Birth of Freedom Council.  The objective of the group was to gather feedback in two...

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William McQuade Elected Council President

At the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, May 21, William F. McQuade was elected as Council President, succeeding Dr. Kevin H. Mosser in that role. In his professional life, Bill recently accepted a new position as Vice President Sector Service for the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), based in Arlington,...

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Protecting Our Youth Members Is Our Top Priority


May 1, 2019 Fellow Scouters, Given the news coverage last week regarding the Boy Scouts of America’s efforts to protect our youth members from all forms of abuse, I wanted to share some information on this critical responsibility that may help you address concerns or questions that you or others may have.  First, nothing is...

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